This Week: Speaking to Parents‚ Honoring Firefighters and More

Good afternoon from Sacramento‚ California –

This week I had the opportunity to speak to parents from all across California at the Legislative Summit hosted by California Policy Center’s Parent Union. Event host‚ Lance Christensen‚ and I discussed the legislative process‚ how parents can make the greatest impact in government‚ and how my time as School Board President and being a mom has benefitted me as a legislator.

One of my core motivations as a legislator and a mom is to create a place for my children to thrive‚ and for all of California’s children to thrive. Working toward that goal requires many approaches – drafting legislation such as AB 2337‚ fighting for parents to have school choice options‚ and improving access to critical resources for students and teachers. California spends $20,000 per student. That’s half a million dollars per classroom‚ yet our school system is ranked among the lowest in the country. (This recent study ranks California’s schools at #44 overall‚ and #49 for the highest number of students per teacher.)

Parents are the solution to making California a place our children can thrive. If you’d like to receive additional education updates and resources from me‚ as well as opportunities to get involved‚ let me know here.

Assemblywoman Megan Dahle


Honoring FirefightersHonoring Firefighters

Californians across the state and especially those in the 1st Assembly District know now more than ever the sacrifice our firefighters make every year to protect our communities. After years of fighting some of the largest wildfires in U.S. history‚ firemen and women and their families have earned a debt of gratitude beyond what we will ever be able to repay.

In an effort to recognize the efforts of these heroes‚ I am a proud co-author of ACR-122 proclaiming the month of July 2022 Firefighter Appreciation Month‚ and July 30‚ 2022 as California Firefighters Memorial Day.

There is an immense amount of work to still be done in the area of wildfires‚ protecting our communities‚ and getting firefighters the mental health resources they need to combat fire related trauma. I am committed to that work and as the newly appointed California representative to the Western Legislative Forestry Task Force‚ I have a new platform to voice our needs and work toward solutions. If you’d like to receive specific updates related to wildfire prevention and response, let me know here.

Image of a keychain and houseAccessory Dwelling Unit Grants

With a housing crisis driving up costs for Californians‚ every opportunity to save money and create new housing is critical. Accessory Dwelling Units‚ or ADU’s‚ have become a popular and affordable option for many Californians‚ and this grant from the California Housing Finance Agency will make it even more affordable.

The ADU Grant provides up to $40‚000 to reimburse pre-development and non-recurring closing costs associated with the construction of the ADU. Predevelopment costs include site prep‚ architectural designs‚ permits‚ soil tests‚ impact fees‚ property survey‚ and energy reports. Click the link above to learn more.

Image of a familyMortgage Relief Program

If you are struggling to cover your mortgage payments for pandemic related reasons‚ the California Mortgage Relief Program is offering help to Californians. To qualify‚ you must not have received any previous aid from this program.

To learn more about this program or to find out if you qualify, click here.

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Assemblywoman Dahle is Honored to Serve
Butte County‚ Lassen County‚ Modoc County‚ Nevada County‚ Placer County‚ Plumas County‚ Shasta County‚ Sierra County‚ & Siskiyou County.